Lex Specialty Group Principals


John Allen is the President and Managing Partner of Lex Specialty Group. John founded Lex Specialty Group in 2015 after realizing the need for transactional risk insurance advisement and placement for the mid-market Mergers and Acquisitions sector. John specializes in transactional risk, professional liability, and private equity portfolio insurance coverages. Prior to forming Lex Specialty Group, John was Director of Business Development with Aon Risk Services. John received his Master of Business Administration from The University of Notre Dame and his undergraduate degree from Santa Clara University.



Paul Jacobs received his Bachelor of Arts from Eastern Illinois University and his law degree from Creighton University School of Law. Prior to working for Lex Specialty, he worked as both a defense attorney and as a plaintiff’s attorney handling complex liability cases. Paul is admitted to the Illinois Bar and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Paul acts as General Counsel for Lex Specialty Group and consults on all M&A transactional liability placements.



Daniel McCarthy received his Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Notre Dame. He received his law degree from The DePaul College of Law and his M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Business. Daniel is also an active member of the The Illinois Trial Lawyer’s Association. Daniel is a founding partner of Lex Specialty Group and oversees Lex Specailty’s transactional liability team.



Andrew Prindable received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Miami (Ohio) University. He received his law degree from DePaul University, and gained admittance to the Illinois Bar. Andrew is also an active member of The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, as well as the Chicago Bar Association. Andy advises on all insurance placements and oversees our 12- person production team.



Kevin manages business development and special projects for the firm. Kevin is a sales and marketing executive who harnesses over 15 years in a variety of different industries, including software research where he served as President. He has a passion for developing relationships and adding value to people and their respective companies. Kevin earned a Finance degree from the University of Notre Dame. With respect to civic matters, he is involved with the Big Brother's & Big Sister's organization, Catholic Charities and Gigi’s Playhouse. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends as well as playing golf and traveling.